Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. 16 COVID-19 diagnoses with ties to orthopedics, spine

    Becker's Spine Review has reported on 16 confirmed cases of COVID-19 affecting spine and orthopedic groups, physicians, or specialty-leading hospitals since mid-March: By Angie Stewart -
  2. Bioventus taps former Stryker, Smith+Nephew executive as new CEO

    The board of managers at Bioventus unanimously appointed Ken Reali to succeed Tony Bihl as CEO when he retires April 20. By Alan Condon -
  3. Precision Spine launches posterior cervical stabilization system for spine surgery

    Precision Spine on March 25 launched its Reform Posterior Occipital Cervical Thoracic system. By Alan Condon -

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  1. Expanding telemedicine for spinal care: 2 spine surgeons share insights

    Telemedicine services are rapidly increasing across the country after the Trump administration's March 13 declaration to expand Medicare coverage for the technology in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. By Alan Condon -
  2. Drs. Neal ElAttrache, Adam Anz & more: 7 orthopedic surgeons making headlines

    Here are seven orthopedic surgeons making the news this week: By Alan Condon -
  3. How COVID-19 has hit devicemakers & more: 7 device company notes

    Here are seven key notes on spine and orthopedic device companies: By Eric Oliver -
  4. Andrews Institute ASC postpones elective procedures along with other Baptist facilities — 4 insights

    All Pensacola, Fla.-based Baptist Health Care facilities, including the Andrews Institute ASC, postponed all elective procedures after Gov. Ron DeSantis issued an executive order halting elective procedures, reports. By Eric Oliver -
  1. NFL stops medical testing, tells teams to close facilities amid COVID-19 outbreak

    NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell told all 32 franchises to close club facilities by 6 p.m. local time March 25, according to USA Today. By Alan Condon -
  2. NASS offers COVID-19 resources for spine providers

    The North American Spine Society established a new section on its website to keep spine providers informed of the evolving announcements, regulations and guidelines concerning the novel coronavirus. By Alan Condon -
  3. Dr. Neal ElAttrache defends orthopedic surgeries performed during COVID-19 crisis

    Orthopedic surgeon Neal ElAttrache, MD, of Cedars-Sinai Kerlan-Jobe Institute in Los Angeles defended orthopedic procedures such as Tommy John surgery performed on professional sports players during the novel coronavirus outbreak, the San Francisco Chronicle reports. By Alan Condon -
  4. 'The patients are deferred; they're not going away,' says Life Spine CEO on coronavirus

    Huntley, Ill.-based Life Spine teamed with Hoffman Estates, Ill.-based Gizmo Medical on March 23 to produce surgical masks and gowns to meet the growing demand amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. By Alan Condon -
  1. Rothman surgeons drop pay to avoid employee layoffs, shift to telemedicine: 4 details

    Philadelphia-based Rothman Institute reported its caseload has dropped after postponing elective surgeries due to the coronavirus pandemic, according to the Philadelphia Business Journal. By Laura Dyrda -
  2. OrthoVirginia shifts to orthopedic urgent care amid COVID-19 outbreak

    Richmond-based OrthoVirginia will offer orthopedic urgent care at five locations, effective March 25. By Alan Condon -
  3. Exactech lays off 63 employees due to COVID-19 — 5 insights

    Orthopedic implant maker Exactech laid off 63 employees because of a rash of surgery cancellations due to COVID-19, Florida Health News reports. By Eric Oliver -
  4. National Spine and Pain Centers launches telemedicine initiative for chronic pain patients

    Rockville, Md.-based National Spine and Pain Centers implemented a telemedicine initiative March 24 for patients suffering from chronic pain. By Alan Condon -
  5. 67 physicians back New Jersey senator for use of hydroxychloroquine to address COVID-19

    Backing New Jersey State Sen. Joe Pennacchio on March 23, a total of 67 physicians advocated for the use of hydroxychloroquin to combat the spread of the novel coronavirus, according to Tap Into. By Alan Condon -
  6. Texas spine surgeons denied new trial in $40M kickback dispute

    Three spine surgeons were denied motions for a new trial March 23 after a Texas federal judge deemed their arguments meritless, reports Law360. By Alan Condon -
  7. Henry Ford neurosurgery resident manufactures homemade surgical masks amid PPE shortage

    In the face of a surgical mask and personal protective equipment shortage across the country, Rachel Joy Hunt, MD, demonstrated how to produce surgical masks from materials at home, reports The Federalist. By Alan Condon -
  8. Neurosurgeon is 1st person to die of COVID-19 in Paraguay

    Neurosurgeon Dr. Hugo Diez Perez became the first person to die of COVID-19 in Paraguay, according to a report from Extra. By Alan Condon -
  9. The economic impact of the coronavirus in 7 key numbers

    Here are seven numbers that show the economic impact of the coronavirus. By Laura Dyrda -

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